Mindfulness in the NBA

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Phil Jackson has taken over the Knicks,  and one of the big changes he’s bringing with him is a focus on mindfulness. Meditation has been scientifically proven to benefit athletes, but often they have a difficult time getting the practice started. In this article from ESPN, Phil Jackson explains why… “We’re about action; we’re about this intense

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Meditation for the middle school set…

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Last year, after learning about the powerful impact meditation was having on middle school students in San Francisco, we decided to give it a try in our Health classes. Since we don’t have the time to implement the full Quiet Time program, we started with a modified version, doing five minutes at the beginning of each

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Managing your tech anxiety

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From CNN comes this great article filled with tips on mindful technology use… –Blissfully Wired: 10 Rules for Digital Happiness– While the professor who wrote the article takes a much more hard-lined approach than I would, – she’s dealing with grad students at NYU, I’ve got a room full of 12 year-olds with rapidly dwindling

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Teaching Meditation in Schools

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There’s a growing body of research that shows meditation working for students. This article from Edutopia talks about the specific ways in which a meditation practice can help students manage stress. We’ve recently started doing it in our Health classes, and I’m excited to see how it goes. Middle School is a stressful time, and

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